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How flexible are Degustation?

dublinminx Nov 5, 2008 10:41 AM

I am spending a week in NY over Christmas. Have most of my restaurant trips planned, reservations permitting. Fingers crossed.
I would love to try the tasting menu at Degustation, but my travelling companion is a little fussy. He only eats red meat, no offal. Poultry or non shell fish. Is this too much of an ask for the tasting menu, or would they accomodate?

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  1. BklynBlaise RE: dublinminx Nov 5, 2008 11:40 AM

    The crew at Degustation is very accomodating in allowing substitutions for the tasting menu. I went with a friend who has an aversion to seafood, and they were very nice about swapping out the seafood courses. They even gave her a couple of choices to choose from (based mostly on the cost of the selections). The food and overall dining experience here is wonderful. Hope you enjoy.

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      maggiej RE: dublinminx Nov 5, 2008 11:49 AM

      Since dishes are small, it may be best to create your own "tasting menu" from all the dishes that appeal rather than just getting theirs.

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        erica RE: maggiej Nov 5, 2008 02:03 PM

        Yes, they are very accommodating about making changes in the tasting menus. The $50 5-course tasting menu is a very good value, as it comes out less expensive than choosing a la carte, and since they will swap dishes you really cannot go wrong with this option, or the 10-course one. I find them very service-oriented and willing to work with you....

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